Nolands Advisory Switzerland is a private equity and advisory boutique, which focuses on the development, the funding and the management of businesses and investment projects in Sub-Saharan Africa and other thriving markets around the globe.

We provide exclusive private equity and debt investment opportunities in SMEs and ventures to our network of qualified investors, which seek exposure to emerging markets and do not only look for the ordinary.

We offer strategic, financial, market and commercial advice to entrepreneurs and businesses, which aim to become market leaders, serve a specific niche or offer an innovative product or a game-changing service.



We combine more than 70 years of experience in Private Equity, Fiduciary, Banking, Industrial Manufacturing, Logistics and Agriculture.

Michael Brändli - Executive Director

Michael Brändli is a former Swiss fiduciary with more than 15 years of experience. He has also worked at Nolands Advisory in South Africa, was involved in several African investment projects and actively supported companies in their growth phase. Michael Brändli is Swiss and resides in Zurich, Switzerland, where he studied Management and Accounting.

Yves-Alain Fürst - Director

Yves-Alain Fürst origins are in Switzerland and the Democratic Republic of Congo. He has more than 10 years of experience in financial services. During his banking career in Switzerland, Yves-Alain Fürst has acquired skills in asset, credit and product management. In addition, he has worked for more than 3 years in the management of a leading Swiss industrial company. He resides in Zurich Switzerland, where he graduated in Banking and Finance.




Our mission is to give advice to game-changing businesses in underserved markets and link entrepreneurs with the international investors’ community.



We believe in partnerships

We create value through partnerships that leverage Swiss business culture and local African knowledge to grow successful businesses.

We work with high ethical standards

Nolands Advisory Switzerland and its partners integrate high ethical standards to develop environmental and social impact.

We trust in independence

Our confidence in independence through the shareholding and management structure offers safeguards against conflicts of interest.

We act with a Swissness approach

Nolands Advisory Switzerland stands for Swiss values of first class service, precision and reliability to create long-term partnerships and maximise long-term success.




  • Providing access to unique private equity direct investment opportunities
  • Investment target sourcing through the network of Nolands Global
  • Holistic evaluation of businesses and investment projects on the ground
  • Execute due-diligence and transactions
  • Management, monitoring and reporting of businesses and investment projects


  • Advisory to become investment-ready
  • Valuation, deal & transaction structuring
  • Drafting of sophisticated investment documentation
  • Fundraising (equity & debt)
  • Organization of pitch events with exclusive investor audience
  • Introduction to selected qualified investors
  • Support in negotiation and deal closing
  • Preparation of transaction documentation
  • Support to further develop and grow the business




Our approach is to build successful businesses by acting as a strategic partner and to provide the right blend of expertise and market knowledge to be the trusted advisor for investors, entrepreneurs and businesses.

We believe in the power of partnerships and collaborate with game-changing businesses, which are sourced through our network of like-minded partners, who believe in value creation by sharing ideas, expertise, experience and business opportunities.

By taking minority stakes, Nolands Advisory Switzerland pursues a hands-on monitoring approach geared on effective value creation, for all, our co-investors, entrepreneurs and businesses.



Sector Focus
  • Agriculture
  • Renewable Energy
  • Technology
  • Education
  • Consumer Goods
  • and Others 

Geographical Focus
Our geographical focus is on emerging markets across Sub-Saharan Africa and other thriving markets around the globe.

Nolands Advisory Switzerland has identified certain countries and regions, which provide a beneficial environment for foreign investments. The target is to limit financial exposure to foreign currency and inflation risk in order to maximise profits for the investor.

Investment size
The investment size is usually from 2 to 30 million USD.

Michael Brandli


Nolands Advisory Services Switzerland Limited

Witikonerstrasse 15, 8032 Zurich
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+41 44 512 16 10